Unique stays in Aberdeenshire to find your perfect escape
31 July 2023
We’ve got short breaks on our mind! From quirky off-grid experiences to luxury, grandeur stays, your perfect escape truly is in Aberdeenshire.
We’ve pulled together a list of some of the most impressive accommodations our region has to offer, filled with beautiful landscapes, inspiring architecture and exquisite interiors, you’ll certainly find it hard to pick a winner.
The Fife Arms, Braemar
Discover the dramatic Cairngorms with a touch of luxury, with a breathtaking stay at the boutique hotel, The Fife Arms. Voted the UK’s number one choice in Condé Nast Traveller's Readers' Choice Awards 2022, this hotel offers a truly opulent experience. Built in the 19th century it was much loved by Queen Victoria. From its traditional Scottish design with a touch of Highland nature in every suite to the divine tastings of local produce in the Clunie Dining room, it will be a stay to remember.
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Sweet Donside Cabins, Strathdon
Cosy, romantic and quirky are just a few ways to describe the one-of-a-kind Sweet Donside Cabins. Expect mornings spent waking up to the soothing sounds of local wildlife roaming around the tranquil River Don, whilst evenings are spent wandering the dream surroundings of Strathdon, reading your favourite novel as you relax watching the woodburning fire or enjoying a glass of bubbly with a loved one in the comfort of your private hot tub.
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Shepherd’s Loch, Turriff
Located on a working farm, Shepherd’s Loch offers a glamping experience in the beautiful countryside by Turriff. With six uniquely styled rustic huts to choose there is something for parties of all sizes. The family-friendly site includes plenty to do during your stay such as fishing, kayaking, farming, and sauna bathing. This off-grid experience is sure to create memories to last a lifetime.
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Tahuna Bothies, Newburgh
Experience a little bit of heaven with Tahuna Bothies. Offering bespoke, self-catering stays in a peaceful coastal setting just outside the village of Newburgh, with stunning panoramic views, it is ideal for escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Situated within walking distance of both Newburgh Seals Beach and Forvie National Nature Reserve, it is a wildlife lover’s paradise.
Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course, Oldmeldrum
This award-winning 13th century country house is set in 240 acres of stunning Aberdeenshire countryside. Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course is no ordinary stay, think exquisite dining under the stars in their unforgettable outdoor domes, drinks by a log burning fire and golfing across their very own private course, luxury comes as standard during your visit.
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Glen Dye Cabins & Cottages, Banchory
Glen Dye Cabins & Cottages offer varied and unique rental properties perfectly suited to an array of occasions from romantic getaways and celebrations to solo escapes. Explore the experiences and activities on offer that will make your stay at Glen Dye extraordinary. From yoga sessions and whisky and cheese tasting to their very own BYOB pub, you will be spoilt for choice on how to spend your time.
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Maryculter House, Aberdeen
Welcoming guests since the 13th century, Maryculter House hugs the banks of the River Dee; their picturesque location is the ideal place to enjoy the local delights of the countryside. Whilst wandering round the grounds and taking in the scenery, you will certainly feel at peace. With their passion for hospitality, and family at the heart you will feel a warm welcome throughout your stay.
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Boutique Farm Bothies, Huntly
With playful character and an authentic nod to the farm’s agricultural history, Boutique Farm Bothies' architecture and interiors will captivate you. Each bothy was designed to encourage visitors to slow down, breathe and rejuvenate, creating the perfect retreat for anyone looking to escape for a few days.
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With so many beautiful and innovative places to rest your head, why not make Aberdeenshire your next holiday destination?